In 1960, hospital and community leaders established the Sparrow Memorial and Endowment Foundation, and in 1990 our name was officially changed to Sparrow Foundation, which is how we continue to be known today.


Our organization exists to support the mission of Sparrow: we aim to provide quality, compassionate health care to everyone, every time, regardless of their ability to pay. Funding is provided for equipment, services, facilities, educational programs and research that would otherwise not be possible. 




The Sparrow Foundation is located in Suite 204 of the Medical Arts Building on E. Michigan Avenue in Lansing, Michigan, down the street from the main campus of the hospital. Along with day-to-day fund development activities, our dedicated staff support several fundraising events throughout the year. Mission direction is provided by the Sparrow Foundation Board of Directors, whose membership is comprised of outstanding community and hospital leaders.